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  • Burundi Crisis: The IRC ramps up emergency support for refugees flooding into Tanzania

    As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, more than 112,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. As many as 2,000 refugees daily have been crossing the border into Tanzania, where the International Rescue Committee is providing urgently needed support. With updates from the IRC's Katelin Wilton (@katelinsw... Read more

  • Burundi crisis: Aid worker updates [STORIFY]

    Burundian refugees stranded in a fishing village on Lake Tanganyika wait to board a ship to continue their journey to a Tanzanian refugee camp. Photo: Justine Luinael/IRC As violence continues in Burundi following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s contested reelection bid, over 110,000 Burundians − most of them women and children − have fled... Read more

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